Libations & Litigations II: Celebrating Women at a Mixer with Lambda Legal

Co-Hosted by DGALA

WHEN: Thursday, Sept 16, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

WHERE: Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Avenue (@ 24th Street), NYC, Lower Level, Reception Area 

COST: $20 minimum suggested donation, includes open bar & hors d’oeuvres (All $ benefits Lambda Legal; event is generously underwritten by Credit Suisse and your donation is tax-deductible) 

RSVP: Required (for Credit Suisse security) by Friday, Sept 10th. Click here or contact Anna Wipfler (AWipfler@LambdaLegal.org, 212-809-8585, ext 286). DIDN’T RSVP? NO PROBLEM — Guest passes will be available in the lobby – just bring photo ID. Also, email AWipfler@LambdaLegal.org for a name tag.

Please come to a fun LBT women’s mixer: catch up with old friends & meet new ones, near Madison Square Park.
We invite women from the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, MIT, Duke, NYU, Georgetown, Northwestern, Williams, Amherst and their friends to join us. 
Enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres while supporting Lambda’s critical work and learning more about key court cases and what they mean for us. There will be wonderful speakers from Lambda Legal and a good microphone. 

Organized by Lambda Legal and proudly announced by Yale GALA, FFR/Princeton BTGALA, DGALA & Penn GALA. (List in formation) 

Lambda Legal is an educational and legal organization and a 501(c)3 non-profit. (Iowa marriage; NY marriage court case attempt, etc.): www.lambdalegal.org 

For more information, visit www.lambdalegal.org/doubleL10.

Join the DGALA Board of Directors

DGALA is currently seeking nominations and applications for new members for our Board of Directors! This is an exciting opportunity to stay connected to life at Dartmouth and to be deeply involved in all of DGALA’s activities, including:

  • Planning and vision-setting for the organization 
  • Providing leadership for and participation in Board committee
  • Working with the administration at Dartmouth on policies that affect LGBTQA alumni/ae and students
  • Social and professional events around the country and in Hanover
  • Collaborating with other Dartmouth Affiliated Groups and other Ivy peer LGBTQA alumni/ae organizations
  • Mentorship for young alums and current students
  • Sponsorship of important on-campus events such as annual PRIDE programming, all-class and mini-reunions

 If you are interested in joining, or have any questions about the Board of Directors position, please contact David Hankins at David.Hankins@alum.dartmouth.org. Nominations of potential candidates are also welcome!

To apply, please submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest in serving on the DGALA Board on or before September 15, 2010. Cover letters and resumes may be submitted to David.Hankins@alum.dartmouth.org.

Dartmouth Night Out in NYC

WHEN: Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

WHEREHighbar, 49th St and 8th Ave. in NYC

COST: No cover. Cash bar.

Summer is slipping by and it has been a while since we’ve all gotten together! Now that everyone is back from their summer vacations (or staycations!), we’d like to get everyone together for drinks at a (hopefully) very convenient spot. It isn’t necessarily gay or lesbian, but New York is- and we can make this place gayer by showing up.

You can get there by CE, 1, or any other train really…because it’s practically next to Times Square. And even though Times Square isn’t that awesome sometimes, it is always fun to look out on lost tourists from a rooftop while enjoying a cold drink.  Bring your friends/significant others/parents/siblings.

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – Reception and Panel Discussion with Katie Miller (now Yale ’12) and Jonathan Hopkins (West Point ’01), Both Discharged Last Week Due to DADT

Event Generously Underwritten by DANA A. SHERWOOD

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 25, 2010. 6:00 – 8:30 pm 
6:00 – 6:45 pm meet & greet
6:45 – 7:45 pm: panel discussion and Q&A
7:45 – 8:30 pm: reception and meet Katie & Jonathan

WHERE: The LGBT Community Center of NYC, 208 W 13th Street (bet 7th & 8th Ave). Room 301 (Lerner Auditorium)

COST: Donation to Knights Out requested. All donations are tax-deductible.  Includes open bar and light food, prepared by a CIA-trained caterer. (CIA = Culinary Institute of America, not “The CIA”).  100% of your money benefits Knights Out.

RSVP: Please RSVP on-line, at here. (Helps us plan and makes for quick entry)

Questions? Please e-mail knightsout@yalagala.orgor call 201-435-2332 (Natasha)

We invite alumni from the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, NYU,  Duke, UVA, Georgetown, Williams, Amherst, UCLA, West Point, the Service Academies and interested attendees from any school for this interesting and friendly event.  All are welcome.

Come meet Katie & Jonathan! 

Katie Miller (now Yale ’12) was  #9 in her West Point class. While at the Academy, Miller worked from within to change DADT. Last week she resigned to attend Yale. Come hear what this very articulate young woman has to say! 

Former Captain Jonathan Hopkins (West Point ’01) was #4 in his West Point class. He was selected early as a Major and earned 3 bronze stars. He was also discharged last week under DADT. 

Presented by Knights Out (West Point’s LGBT alumni & allies) and Yale GALA with co-hosts FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Penn GALA, CUGALA (Cornell GALA), HGLC (Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus) & DGALA  (Dartmouth). Many thanks to the ACLU NY, Lambda Legal, HRC, SLDN, Velvet Park and the Point Foundation for announcing this event to their NY members. Knights Out is committed to a military where gay & lesbian soliders can serve honestly.

Links

Katie Miller’s resignation letter

Katie Miller’s blog

Watch Katie and Jonathan on The Rachel Maddow Show.

Campus Climate Index Rates Dartmouth 4.5 out of 5 on LGBT Friendliness

The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBT campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBT and Ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBT-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. The index is supported under the Campus Pride Q Research Institute for Higher Education as well as benefits from strategic partnerships with professional organizations in higher education and related LGBT nonprofit organizations.

Star ranking system is based on a five star continuum of progress for LGBT-Friendly policies, programs, and practices. Three stars represent the mid-range score possible. The overall campus climate score is broken down for comparison purposes.

Overall Campus Climate Score:
Sexual Orientation Score: 5 of 5 Stars
Gender Identity/Expression Score: 4.5 of 5 Stars

LGBT-Friendly Break-Down by Inclusion Factors:
LGBT Policy Inclusion:  4.5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Support & Institutional Commitment:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Student Life:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Academic Life:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Housing & Residence Life:  4.5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Campus Safety:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Counseling & Health:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Recruitment and Retention Efforts:  3.5 of 5 Stars